Tony Hawk has set his sights on the metaverse as his next goal. He has already won at the X Games and in video games.

The famous skateboarder said he wants to work with The Sandbox, an online game built on the ethereum blockchain where players can buy virtual land with cryptocurrency, to build the “largest virtual skatepark ever made,” according to a press release from the company on Wednesday.

The partnership is also a collaboration with NFL star Tom Brady’s sports-focused NFT platform Autograph. Players will be able to buy digital avatars on the platform and will also have access to a virtual skatepark where they can skate with other players.

Hawk said in the press release, “I’ve always been interested in new technology, from the first video games to home computers with CGI capabilities. I’m fascinated by the metaverse and excited to bring our culture into the virtual world of The Sandbox.”

It’s not the first time that the skater, who is now 54 years old, has started a business in a field that is still young. In 1999, he made the first “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” video game. Since then, there have been a lot of sequels, with the most recent one selling 1 million copies in just 10 days.

One of the NFTs that can be bought in the game is a digital copy of the skateboard that Hawk used when he did a hard skateboarding trick for the first time at the X Games in 1999.

Hawk’s announcement comes at a time when the world of crypto and NFTs is getting more attention because the prices of cryptocurrencies have fallen from their all-time highs and are in a so-called “crypto winter.”

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